If you need heart surgery, a blood transfusion can save your life. However, research shows that patients do better when they don't need a transfusion. Find out what you can do to lower the likelihood that you'll need one.
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Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.
Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.
Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.
Even in moderation, alcohol may be hard on your heart. A new study finds that having as little as one to three alcoholic drinks per day may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). Here's why.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”
Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.
The diagnosis of achalasia, a rare swallowing disorder, can be scary — but treatment doesn’t have to be. Many options are available, including medication and newer surgical approaches.